Meaning of ABSTAIN in English

ABSTAIN

v. Function: verb

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Synonyms: DENY 3, constrain, curb, hold back, refrain

Related Words: abnegate, eschew, forgo; decline, refuse, reject, spurn

Idioms: dispense with, do without, let alone

Contrasted Words: pamper; gratify, regale; sate, satiate, surfeit

Antonyms: indulge

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Synonyms: REFRAIN 1, forbear, keep, withhold

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